Luxembourg 2012

BaloonsHeavier regulation, the downturn, and Luxembourg’s ambitions in the world of regulated alternative assets are changing its job market. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

BrandConcerns about the Ucits brand are growing among non-European investors and regulators as the continent struggles to resolve its sovereign debt crisis. Stefanie Eschenbacher investigates.

SwanLuxembourg’s specialised investment fund concept has been hailed a success. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the draft law intended to align these funds with the requirements of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers directive.

Asia is increasingly concerned about what the eurozone crisis means for Luxembourg’s Ucits funds, which are distributed widely in the region. Our panel discusses this development and other themes affecting the fund and asset servicing industry. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Asia is increasingly concerned about what the eurozone crisis means for Luxembourg’s Ucits funds, which are distributed widely in the region. Our panel discusses this development and other themes affecting the fund and asset servicing industry. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

ControlsFund issuers will have to make a significant change to how they normally settle if they subscribe to Luxembourg’s new central securities depository, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

LuxLuxembourg has ambitious plans to double the market share of hedge fund servicing. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

CitiesCan Luxembourg compete with the likes of Paris and Hong Kong to attract high-quality staff from abroad? Jean-Jacques Picard looks at what it has to offer.

101806380Robin Sproull, of Bonaire, looks at regulatory changes affecting Luxembourg and argues that software investment is highly needed.

With at least 27 different pieces of regulation challenging the investment fund sector, our roundtable looks at how participants have been preparing. The panel also criticises co-ordination between major regulators. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Investing for income

May 17, 2017

Portfolio Manager Thomas Kruse examines the findings from Pioneer Investments’ survey on income investing and outlines ways of achieving a target income.

SPONSORED ARTICLE: A radical solution to KYC concerns

May 17, 2017

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SPONSORED FEATURE: AIFMD - What does Brexit mean?

Apr 18, 2017

An open discussion between funds industry experts and initiated by SGG Luxembourg took place in London to examine  the implications of Brexit for UK fund managers marketing to the EU.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Luxembourg fund reporting – CRS vs FATCA

Apr 18, 2017

Luxembourg funds need clear procedures for CRS compliance, writes Andrew Knight, Partner at M Partners, a member of the Maitland network of law firms.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

MARKETING & BRANDING ROUNDTABLE: It’s about aspiration

May 17, 2017

With such an intangible product, it can be hard for asset managers to communicate what they do. Having personality and connecting with customer aspirations may be the key, our branding roundtable hears.

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.